2015 Oceania Female Swimmer of the Year Emily Seebohm
There were several women from this area of the world who had a tremendous 2015 season, but none better than Emily Seebohm.
The 23 year old started off her season breaking the Commonwealth record in the 50 backstroke at the Australian Trials in April posting a time of 27.47.
She then went on to win the 100 and 200 backstroke as well as collecting a gold in the 4 x 100 freestyle relay and a bronze in the 4 x 100 medley relay. Seebohm broke her second Commonwealth record of the year, putting up a time of 2:05.81 in the 200 backstroke.
After Kazan she went on to have great success in the World Cup series, finishing second overall in the standings to Hungarian Katinka Hosszu. Seebohm won the 200 backstroke at four stops, the 50 backstroke at five and the 100 backstroke at all eight competitions.
Seebohm swept the backstroke events at the Australian Short Course Championships where she broke the Commonwealth record in the 200 backstroke posting a 1:59.49.
She also finished the year ranked third in the world in the 100 IM.
- Bronte Campbell
– Campbell won four medals at the World Championships in Kazan including gold in the 50 and 100 freestyle and 4 x 100 freestyle relay.
- Cate Campbell – Campbell won a gold as part of the women’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay and collected a bronze in the 100 freestyle. She also set a new world record in the short course 100 freestyle posting a time of 50.91 at the Australian Short Course Championships.
- Lauren Boyle – Boyle finished second in both the 800 and 1500 freestyle in Kazan. Her time of 15:40.14 in the 1500 freestyle was a new Commonwealth record.